by Dominique Wohlschlag, 2017.
We could also see in the vain attempt to strip the heroine, who is entirely abandoned to the grace of Krishna, an image of modern science which greedily attempts to penetrate the secrets of nature, but is constantly confronted by a new layer, a new veil. The nakedness of Nature is thus reserved for her legitimate husbands, who then represent the traditional sciences. This interpretation is also supported by the god Brahma who, in addressing Krishna, says: ‘The scholars can count over time the grains of dust of the earth, the water droplets of fog and the stars of heaven. But who can measure your qualities, you who came to earth for the good of all, and are the very essence (atman) of these qualities?’
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